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Russian suspect rejects British inquiry into polonium death

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian suspect in the death of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko said on Tuesday he would no longer cooperate with a British inquiry into the former KGB agent's radiation poisoning in London.Full story

Arafat’s body exhumed in poisoning probe

  The remains of the legendary Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have been exhumed. Specimens will be taken to a lab to test for polonium, the same poison used to assassinate spy-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko.

Polonium-210 is quite lethal

Polonium first hit the headlines when it was used to kill KGB agent-turned-Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. Full story

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